Chennai included in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network for contribution in Music

Nov 9, 2017 13:30 IST
Chennai included in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network for its music

Chennai was on 31 October 2017 included in the Creative Cities Network list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)  for its rich musical tradition.

With this, Chennai became the third Indian city on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities list after Jaipur and Varanasi.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova designated 64 cities from 44 countries as UNESCO Creative Cities.

64 cities added in UNESCO Creative Cities list

Alba (Italy)

Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Amarante (Portugal)

Auckland (New Zealand)

Baguio City (Philippines)

Barcelos (Portugal)

Braga (Portugal)

Brasilia (Brazil)

Bristol (UK and Northern Ireland)

Brno (Czechia)

Bucheon (Korea)

Buenaventura (Colombia)

Cairo (Egypt)

Cape Town (South Africa)

Carrara (Italy)

Changsha (China)

Chennai (India)

Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Chordeleg (Ecuador)

Cochabamba (Bolivia)

Daegu (Korea)

Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Durban (South Africa)

Frutillar (Chile) – Music

Gabrovo (Bulgaria)

Greater Geelong (Australia)

Guadalajara (Mexico)

Hatay (Turkey)

Istanbul (Turkey)

Joao Pessoa (Brazil)

Kansas City (USA)

Kolding (Denmark)

Kortrijk (Belgium)

Kosice (Slovakia)

Kütahya (Turkey)

Lillehammer (Norway)

Limoges (France)

Lodz (Poland)

Macao Special Administrative Region, China

Madaba (Jordan)

Manchester (UK and Northern Ireland)

Mexico City (Mexico)

Milan (Italy)

Morelia (Mexico)

Norrkoping (Sweden)

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Panama City (Panama)

Paraty (Brazil)

Pesaro (Italy)

Porto-Novo (Benin)

Praia (Cabo Verde)

Qingdao (China)

Québec City (Canada)

San Antonio (USA)

Seattle (USA)

Sheki (Azerbaijan)

Sokode (Togo)

Terrassa (Spain)

Tetouan (Morocco)

Toronto (Canada)

Tunis (Tunisia)

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Wuhan (China)

Yamagata City (Japan)


These cities join a network of UNESCO’s effort to promote innovation and creativity for a more sustainable and inclusive urban development.
UNESCO Creative Cities Network List highlights its members’ creativity within seven fields:  Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Presently, the list includes a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.

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